Canadian Citizenship

Canadian Citizenship

Canada is a land of opportunities and a rich culture. It is a country with beautiful landscapes and offers a good lifestyle, excellent healthcare, and education. Due to all these factors, many permanent residents decide to stay in Canada for the rest of their lives. Permanent residents can apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years of staying in Canada out of the last 5 years (1095 days). If you want to

Many foreign nationals seek to settle down in Canada and obtain a Canadian passport after they arrive as students, workers, or permanent residents. According to the Henley passport index, the Canadian passport is one of the highest-ranked passports in the world.  You could travel to 140 countries without a visa at all.

To become a Canadian citizen, most applicants must:

  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for at least 3 out of the last 5 years (1,095 days)
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a citizenship test
  • prove your language skills in English or French

There are different requirements for minors and adopted children

Some factors that could affect a person’s eligibility to apply for a Canadian passport:

  • You have not met the conditions as a permanent resident
  • You have a past criminal record or charges of criminality or misrepresentation
  • You have received a removal order and are required to leave Canada
  • Your Canadian citizenship has been revoked

Steps to Apply for Canadian Citizenship    

Steps to Apply for Canadian Citizenship

  1. Apply for citizenship (online or paper-based)
  2. Pay the application fees

For Adults (18 and over)- Processing fee ($530) and right of citizenship fee ($100)

For Minor (under 18)- Processing fee ($100)

  1.  Submit the application

You must be eligible for Canadian citizenship the day before you sign the application form. Make sure you sign the application form, date the form the day you sign it, and have the same application date on your application form and physical presence calculation for the following applications:

    • Adult (age 18 or older)
    • Minor (under 18) without a Canadian parent applying alone

Citizenship Test

Once your application has been approved, you may need to take a citizenship test. Adults 18 to 54 years of age, have to take the Citizenship test and meet with a citizenship official for an interview. While adults 55 years and above have to go for an interview only. The citizenship test is designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of Canada.

The test is:

  • in English or French
  • 30 minutes long
  • 20 questions
  • multiple-choice and true or false questions

The questions are about the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and Canada’s:

  • history
  • geography
  • economy
  • government
  • laws
  • symbols

Oath of Citizenship

Taking the Oath of Citizenship at a citizenship ceremony is your final step to become a Canadian citizen. The ceremonies take place all across Canada and throughout the year. Special oath ceremonies are held on Canada Day and during Citizenship Week.

Adults and children aged 14 or over must go to the citizenship ceremony and take the oath. Children under age 14 are not required to attend the oath ceremony but are welcome to go. Their parents will get their citizenship certificates

Start your application package today

Let Vriksh Immigration help You With Your Canadian Citizenship Application. We can help you get Canadian Citizenship as we are familiar with the requirements and skilled at organizing your documents and making sure nothing is missed and improving your application!